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    The revolver in question looked like a model 60. It had a brushed steel finish like the Ladysmiths have.
    He did the mod from start to finish at the S&W plant in just a hair under 20 minutes (According to the show)
    He bobbed the hammer, polished the trigger to round it out and get rid of the leading flat surface. He changed out the trigger and hammer springs to make the hammer work and he hand lapped the sear. He also put a set of rubber grips on it (The gun in the show had pink grips
    At first the S&W VP and production manager were saying no and they were doubtful that Wyatt would be able to makes these mods in less than 20 minutes.
    Wyatt's point was if he could do it in 20 minutes with basic hand tools, S&W could do it faster and for less money, eventually splitting the profits of the added model into their catalog.
    S&W said yes in the end.
    I'm absolutely certain that S&W would have said no if the plan didn't pan out. If S&W would have said no, that episode would have never gotten past the cutting room floor, and we wouldn't be having this discussion.
    I'm sure that the team from American Guns aren't the only gunsmiths in this country pitching a gun or gun product to S&W. They just happened a TV crew with them.

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    And here I was thinking "I didn't know Matt Dillion used a Smith & Wesson" when I saw the title.
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    I don't know.....I'm kinda turned off by all the hype on that show. It's more of the' Tacti-cool' oriented, gotta look cool, plenty of firepower, with exploding targets to impress somebody(?),......................... and it always has to be done in 24 hrs.. I sure wouldnt want to work for that idiot! Bob
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    The sad part about this gun is that the mod can be done in 20 minutes, and they charge $260 extra for this.
    They made one for a buyer on the show and that's how much they charged her, in addition to the base price they get.
    It was their "prototype".
    WHAT A JOKE.
    S&W should be ashamed for going into business with this P.T. Barnum.

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    I'm going to stand a bit in defense of Wyatt at Gunsmoke, He's building his business for his family and their future, and doing a pretty good job of it.

    Watching the show more closely they've made numerous comments that it's one of their most popular revolvers they sell.
    They say they've sold many of them and can't keep them on the shelf.
    This isn't a one-off model that the customer purchased, it's a regular item they carry.
    Having S&W make them will be the coup d' gras.
    Gunsmoke will have their trade name on the side plate, and they'll be able to sell them without tying up their own labor force and bench time needed to build them.

    As far as the cost goes, it's supply and demand. If they can sell them for their asking price, it's a fair deal for everybody all the way around. They didn't try to hide the cost for the custom work either. Paige said right up front what the revolver cost as a standard stock item, and to get the custom Wyatt Special it was $260 extra. The customer knew right up front what she was paying extra for the trigger job.

    How much do you guys pay for a custom hammer and trigger job on your guns?
    It's not just the labor costs involved either. There are replacement springs, and those ugly rubber grips as well.
    And most of all he still has all of the overhead costs of the shop, taxes, staffing and supplies. And none of that can be cheap in the Denver area either.
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    I think the show does have some cool guns i watch it once in awhile when i remember to. However i feel they do charge an amazing amount sometimes. Some people also do have some weird request for guns so i suppose having the gun of your "dream" is worth x amount right? I mean if i did have the money i would pay for a lambo.....but then again i dont have the money .

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    Missed that one. I kinda gave up on the show when the employee with a machine piston was out shot by a kid with a replica 73 Winchester. Sons of Guns lost my interest really quickly. Too many toys that I can't legally own. And couldn't afford if we moved to somewhere they were legal.

    And what is with all the screaming pink guns? They aren't exactly high couture accessories...

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    I'd be willing to bet that the prices they discuss on these gun deals is all Hollywood. There is no way some of those guns go far the kind of money they discuss.
    The prices are probably stated so far out of the realm of reality that it's got to be for the Wow factor from those watching the show that really have no idea about gun values.
    Most of the prices they talk about are at least 25% higher than they really sohud be. And the bets Wyatt makes are all BS too.. A don't think a silver bar is going to intice too many customers into an overpriced deal.
    Like I said, I think it's all Hollywood.
    But then again with the inflation of gun values caused by Obama, anythings possible.

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    I believe the gun they used in the episode was the 637 S&W . Then they bob the hammer and do a trigger job and something to the actual trigger.

    Here is my .02 . Paige said its a $500 gun that from the start is insane. They sell here for under $400. then 20 minutes worth of work then selling it for $750 .. WOW. S & W makes a hammerless version 642 and a 638 bobbed hammer. Why not start with those and do a trigger job $50 and call it a day at $450 ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PistolLife View Post
    S & W makes a hammerless version 642 and a 638 bobbed hammer. Why not start with those and do a trigger job $50 and call it a day at $450 ?
    I can't argue with that.

    But I agree with gearchecker. What is good for S&W and local gun stores are good for all of us.

    Not all citizens are into proper gun tech. They may buy one gun and keep it for 20 years. The girl not only bought a gun but was able to fire it properly on a range. She may leave work late one night when a criminal, with bad intentions, could decide that she is an easy target. Not a good idea.

    My wife has no idea what a hammerless, bobbed hammer gun is. She isn't much interested in what stock is on it. I can't even get her to use a S&W.

    She is a Colt girl. She says that the "shiney" one's scare them. She likes this one. Im just glad she has one for her protection.
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